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granddad antontins and we

  • author: Iveta Vecenāne
  • illustrations by the author

isbn: 978-9984-820-11-8

size: 29,5 x 22,5 cm

quantity: 104 pages

year: 2009

price: 2.80 €

A book about life in the countryside – exciting and warm like a summer spent in the country.

For the young city dweller, the book simultaneously serves as an encyclopaedia of the country life, broadening their outlook and demonstrating the link between milk and cow, work and love, everyday life and holidays. Not every child is blessed with a country house on the bank of a beautiful lake in the Eastern Latvian district of Latgale, inhabited, alongside Grandma and Granddad, by a cow, a horse, dogs, cats and chicken; where you can go fishing in a boat and wild strawberry-picking in a horse-drawn cart. There are enough picturesque scenes of the country life and warmth of a friendly family for every reader of the beautiful book.

The narrator of the documentary story of Granddad Antoniņš and his extended family living in the Latgale countryside is a teenage girl; the book demonstrates the close link between the everyday life of a contemporary family and traditional culture. In these stories of the events of the farmstead, life wisdom and feel for nature and tradition rub shoulders with jokes and all sorts of mishaps which always seem to arise when the ever-fidgety Granddad is around.

Reizēm domāju, vai uz pasaules ir daudz televizoru, kas piedzīvojuši pēršanos pirtī? Varbūt mūsējais ir vienīgais.

Tikko vecmāmiņa pieķērās grožiem, tā pakaļkājas zirgam pa gaisu vien gāja. Mamma bija gudrāka, viņa vienmēr lūdza Antonu, lai iejūdz zirgu. Salika visus bērnus kamanās – un uz priekšu pa sniegiem, laukiem, pļavām, arumiem.

Īstus produktus no pļavas ēdis, nevis no ledusskapja, Lursiks izauga ar spīdīgu spalvu, skaistām lūša spalviņām pie ausīm, ātrs, izveicīgs un atsperīgs, kad pagalmu pārlidoja maijvaboļu pulki, vaboles ķēra lidojumā. Ziemā mēs spēlējāmies ar sniega pikām, un viņš lidojumā ķēra arī tās.